2016 Maius Classic Priorat
The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand. The Garnacha grapes were harvested during the first week of October, while the Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested later in the month. After de-stemming, grapes are aged in stainless steel in cold pre-fermentation at 14 degrees Celsius for 3 days to accentuate the aromatic expression before fermentation takes place. The alcoholic fermentation takes place at a maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. A good maceration gives the wine a good dose of tannin structure and anthocyanins. The Maius Classic stays for 12 months in oak, 75% in French oak and 25% in American oak barrels.
The Maius Classic is a blend of typical priorat composition, namely 50% Carignan, 40% Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon 10%. This is a thoroughly classic Priorat wine with modern touches. In the glass, the wine has a beautiful red color with a beautiful blue shine and beautiful tears. In the nose, the Maius Classic has burgundy-like scents, but then that of a top burgundy. We smell beautiful red fruit, leather, espresso, a hint of wood and chocolate. The wine is firm but fresh at the same time with the typical notes and flavors of balsamic and mineral accents for a good priorat. The Maius Classic is a very elegant and complex wine with perfect acidity. The wine has a long lasting aftertaste and is for us one of the best Priorat wines when you consider price/quality. The 2015 vintage of the Classic has received 92 Pēnin points. Parker spoke in his earlier review: "it is so sexy and nicely proportioned that readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off of it."
Perswijn - December 2018 - Priorat Special - SELECTED (the tastiest Priorat on the tasting table)
Smell: plums and currants, jam, ripe.
Taste: full, smooth and round, lots of concentration
|Available as of||Jan 20, 2029|
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Maius DOQ Priorat|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Garnacha|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|